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The Nutcracker and I, by Alexandra Dariescu


Release Date: 05/04/2018 
Label:  Signum Classics   Catalog #: 542  
Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Alexandra Dariescu
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Pianist Alexandra Dariescu presents a reimagining of the classic ballet tale of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, with Alex herself taking the role of Clara, now a little girl longing to fulfil her dream of becoming a pianist. Alexandra performs extracts from the ballet in transcriptions by luminaries including Mikhail Pletnev and Percy Grainger, interspersed with narration from TV presenter Lindsey Russell in a new version of the story by Jessica Duchen. The lavish release includes illustrations by Adam Smith, adapted from Yeast Culture’s cutting-edge digital animation that accompanies the show’s live performances. Romanian pianist Alexandra Dariescu, recently named as ‘one of 30 pianists under 30 destined for a spectacular career’ Read more (International Piano Magazine), dazzles audiences worldwide with her effortless musicality and captivating stage presence. Read less

Works on This Recording

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Nutcracker, Op. 71: Excerpt(s) by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Alexandra Dariescu (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1892; Russia 

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